1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS: Today we highlight four new stocks:
AU Optronics (AUO), Guess? (GES), IHS (IHS) and Metalico (MEA). Get these stories below.
2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH: Tightening credit standards could pose problems for American Express (AXP), Capital One (COF) and Citigroup (C). Read the Industry Rank and get our Bull and Bear Stocks of the Day.
3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS: Western Digital (WDC) finds that hard drives are hot commodities as notebook PC sales surge.
4. ZACKS EXTRA: MACD is a very popular technical tool used to determine trends in momentum. Learn more and get our free investing guides.
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Thursday - February 7, 2008
1. ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS
The Zacks Rank is a powerful short term stock ranking system that has generated a 32% average annual return. Every day on Zacks.com we highlight four new Zacks Rank Buy stocks based on the main schools of investing: Aggressive Growth, Growth & Income, Momentum and Value.
Aggressive Growth - AU Optronics Corp. (AUO)
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is extremely attractive from a valuation standpoint. It is trading at 5x this year's estimates of $3.20 per share and has a PEG ratio well below 1. Read the full analysis on AUO now!
Growth & Income - Guess? Inc. (GES)
Guess? Inc. (GES) recently announced strong December sales, which was the catalyst for an increased outlook. The company's ROE and dividend yield are ahead of the industry's averages. Read the full analysis on GES now!
Momentum - IHS (IHS)
IHS (IHS) reported a strong quarter on Jan 10. Shares of IHS are currently perched on the 52-week high, and look well positioned for a breakthrough. Read the full analysis on IHS now!
Value - Metalico Inc. (MEA)
Metalico Inc. (MEA) is finding that discarded scraps are a lucrative business. With a P/E of 14.27, the company is an attractive alternative in the metals sector. Read the full analysis on MEA now!
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2. BEST OF EQUITY RESEARCH
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The Zacks Equity Research team of 50 analysts generates a mountain of timely research every day that is geared towards long term stock investing. Here we turn the spotlight on some of their hottest insights.
INDUSTRY RANK w/ Charles Rotblut
Fret About Credit Cards; Find Haven in Fertilizer
Profit forecasts continue to be revised upward on APA, EOG, NBL and WTI. Meanwhile, YRCW and JBHT are facing a tough trucking environment. More...
Stocks featured recently include Hitachi (HIT), SINA (SINA), Arch Coal (ACI) and Rent-A-Center (RCII). Get their latest posts.
BULL OF THE DAY
Arch Coal (ACI) - Forward Momentum. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
BEAR OF THE DAY
Salix Pharma (SLXP) - Hurt by Generics. For the full Zacks research report, click here.
ZACKS ANALYST INTERVIEW
Medical Devices Bringing New Products
Companies such as Immucor (BLUD) and I-Flow (IFLO) should benefit from new product introductions and continued favorable demographic trends. More...
EARNINGS TRENDS w/ Dirk Van Dijk
Non-Financial Companies Posting Positive Results
Although non-financial firms are posting very positive results, analysts are not raising estimates. More...
EARNINGS PREVIEW w/ Charles Rotblut
The Week of Feb 4- Feb 8
CSCO and DIS are among the 83 S&P 500 companies reporting this week. Plus, see why ATVI and BG could surprise: More...
OTHER ZACKS EQUITY RESEARCH RESOURCES
- Zacks Equity Research Home Page: Go there now.
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3. STRATEGIES & IDEAS
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Here you will find fresh articles loaded with profitable investment strategies and ideas to help you beat the market.
Today we highlight...
TIMELY BUY of the WEEK
Western Digital Corporation (WDC)
This company finds that hard drives are hot commodities as notebook PC sales surge. More...
SCREEN OF THE WEEK
Upgraded Broker Ratings
Kevin Matras explains how upgraded broker ratings can take your portfolio to a whole new level. Stocks highlighted include CSIQ, HGIC and NFLX: More...
ZACKS WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Alternative or Hedge Investments
If the markets are leaving you stressed, then alternative investment strategies may be the solution. More...
Unique Markets Present Unique Opportunities
The uncertainty in the markets has dragged down the stock prices of fundamentally strong companies. Read about TRV, NITE, CLR and OI. More...
PROFIT TRACKS: UPGRADES AND REVISIONS
This screen looks for stocks that are paying dividend yields of greater than 8% along with other fundamental attributes. Four stocks that pass this screen's test include SBR, BPT, ERF and LYG: More...
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4. ZACKS EXTRA
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MACD and Momentum: A Powerful Combination
The moving average convergence-divergence indicator (MACD) is a very popular technical tool used to determine trends in momentum. Learn more...
Aggressive Growth Investing Home: Go there now.
Other Investing Education Resources
Tween Brands (TWB)
As identified by the Zacks Custom Screener, this retailer has rising price action but negative sentiment, making it interesting from a contrarian standpoint. Read the entire commentary.
Options homepage: Go there now.
ROUNDTABLE REVIEW (AUDIO)
Kevin Matras, Steve Reitmeister and Charles Rotblut discuss the presidential election, potential suitors for Yahoo (YHOO) and the January indicator. Listen to his audio here.
THE WAY I SEE IT (AUDIO
Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com, shares his investing philosophy and various other thoughts. Listen to his audio here.
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